Searching for spring at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

After a week of dreary weather, Garden Guy Dale K searches for a sure sign of spring -- the Spring Flower Show at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. This year's show features a bumblebee inspired palette and runs through May 2nd.

It’s farm babies time at the Minnesota Zoo

The Farm Babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Unlike last year, you can visit the animals in-person this time around, though they’re still offering virtual content as well. Farm Babies runs through May 16th. This year they’ll have lambs, piglets, calves, llamas, chicks, and more. To reserve your day and time visit: www.mnzoo.org

Garden Guy Dale K's tips to a lush & green lawn

Spring is in the air! April showers not only bring May flowers, they also green up your lawn. It's time to get your lawn ready to enjoy this season. Dale K has some timely tips to rejuvenate and prep your lawn so it’s lush and green for months to come.

Twin Cities disc golf pro opening third Minnesota course

The sport of disc golf spiked in popularity during the pandemic. It’s an approachable sport to try since you don’t need clubs or a cart and it’s outdoors with plenty of space to socially distance. One year ago, pro disc golfer, Cale Leiviska opened two new 18-hole courses in Clearwater. Now he’s getting ready to open a third, less challenging course, in the same area. They’re all part of the Airborn Disc Golf Preserve, which offers championship caliber courses on the former Driftwood Golf Course site on the banks of the Mississippi River

Weekend Garden Checklist with Dale K

It's too cold and the soil is too damp to do any real planting, however if you're looking to get outside and do some gardening this weekend Garden Guy Dale K has some ideas. Here's his checklist of what you can do this weekend.

Local stylist rolls out swanky salon on wheels

A Burnsville hairdresser is taking her salon on the road. After the pandemic shut down her business last spring, she didn't waste any time purchasing a trailer and converting it into a glamorous beauty parlor on wheels. Susan Chin owns The Chandelier Suite Hair Boutique. Her swanky mobile salon was designed with bridal parties in mind, but could also work for events like prom and little princess birthday parties. For more information visit: Www.thechandeliersuite.com

Stillwater coffee shop pay-it-forward streak hits one year

A year ago when the pandemic brought fear and uncertainty to our lives, a Stillwater realtor wanted to do something kind to bring people joy. She decided to put down $100 to buy other people coffee at The Daily Grind Espresso Cafe. A year later; and that’s how every morning has started as others keep the gesture going. To follow along with their streak, check out their Facebook page

Brit’s Pub ready to reopen

After a seven-month closure, Brit’s Pub reopens in downtown Minneapolis today. It was damaged in a riot in August. Looters broke the windows, started a fire and stole memorabilia off the walls. The bar has been fully restored to its original form. All indoor seating will be open this weekend. The lawn bowling green won’t open until this summer. For now, Brit’s will be open Thursday to Sunday. For more information visit: https://britspub.com/

New bar on wheels brings the party right to your driveway

There’s a new type of bar in the Twin Cities. It’s on wheels, but you don’t have to peddle it. It’s called ‘The Fab Tap’ and it’s full of surprises from the selfie wall to the champagne glitter bomb. The airstream trailer is far more than a bar, it’s a customized experience with yard games for tailgating to flower crowns and jewelry making for bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Lindsey Pattee, a Plymouth mom of two, came up with the idea during the pandemic as a way to connect safely outdoors, bringing the party right to your driveway for small gatherings and events. For more information visit: https://thefabtapco.com/

New bakery brings Texas-style donuts to Shakopee

A Shakopee family is living their dream after finally opening the business they’ve been building for years. It’s called ‘Sabbai’s The Donut Hole’ and its bringing Texas-style donuts to the southwest metro. The donut and bubble tea shop is located off 169 and Canterbury Road. Ashley Minh and her family trained in Texas for a month and had their shop ready to go in early 2020, but the difference in humidity mean the donuts weren’t baking up right. The family spent almost another year perfecting their recipe. The shop is now open Wednesday to Sunday, 6am to 2pm.

Minnesota’s first tap house, dog park combo celebrates one year

There are plenty of bars and restaurants that allow you to bring your pup along, but Unleashed Hounds & Hops is Minnesota’s first bar that was created with dogs in mind. The tap house, dog park combo opened a year ago near the Farmer’s Market Annex in Minneapolis. They have a fenced dog park with doggy obstacles and bark rangers on hand to keep the peace. And on the outside of the dog park, plenty of bar top space to eat and drink while watching the dogs play. For more information visit: https://unleashedhoundsandhops.com/